The Registration Committee is responsible for developing and implementing transparent, objective, impartial and fair registration practices that reflect the policies approved by Council. The Committee considers applications for registration that have been referred by the Registrar in situations where the Registrar:
- has doubts about whether an applicant has met the registration requirements;
- is of the opinion that terms, conditions or limitations should be imposed on a certificate of registration; or
- proposes to refuse the application.
In 2015/2016, the Registration Committee reviewed and decided on the following:
|Type of case||Number of cases||Committee decision|
|Internationally educated application||1||Application was rejected|
|Proposal for upgrading/remediation||2||
Applicants who are not satisfied with the decision of the Registration Committee may appeal the decision to the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (HPARB). There were no appeals submitted to HPARB in 2015.
Other Committee activities included:
- Review and revision of registration policies.
- Submission of the annual Fair Registration Practices Report to the Office of the Fairness Commissioner of Ontario.
378 new members received their certificate of registration
64 members resigned
31 members were suspended for non-payment of fees
445 applicants wrote the entry-to-practice exam in 2015, which is a 13% increase from the previous year.
The College administered two sittings of the exam in 2015. A profile of both sittings is below:
Examination appeals committee
The Examination Appeals Committee is responsible for hearing appeals from applicants who unsuccessfully completed the entry-to-practice exam and who meet the criteria for filing an appeal. Two appeals were received in 2015. One appeal was granted and the other was withdrawn.
The Examination Committee is comprised of College members and faculty members from kinesiology programs across Ontario. The Committee approves test forms and ensures that the exam reflects the entry-level competencies. The Committee met three times in 2015 to approve each exam question and to set the pass mark.
Item writing committee
The Item Writing Committee is also comprised of College members and faculty members from kinesiology programs across Ontario. Panels of the Committee develop exam questions that correspond to the Examination Blueprint. The Committee met in 2015 for two, four day sessions and developed 134 new exam questions.
The College is grateful for the support of those who assisted with the preparation, development and administration of the exam. Their contributions are invaluable.